Local Election Candidate for Galway City East

Owen Hanley is driven and enthusiastic to help create a bold, new vision for Galway city that puts people first. The Eastside has been deprived of ambitious public representation that supports communities, delivers solutions, and cares about people.<

Owen is a Galway native who recently completed his Bachelor Degree in English, Sociology & Politics, and over the summer finished his Masters in Human Rights Law.

Owen has not only studied and understands the socio-economic factors that impact people’s lives but as a child of austerity he knows the cost of regressive politics.

A progressive activist from a young age Owen Hanley has campaigned for gender equality, third level funding, an end to the housing crisis, the re-election of Michael D. Higgins, and repeal of the 8th amendment.

β€œThe next 5-year council term will define Galway for the next 50. We will sleep-walk our way to a sprawling, choked-up, and ugly metro or we can become a modern and unique European city.”

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1 day ago

Owen Hanley

Quick update: looks like I got 420 first preference votes from the tallies. Let's hope that sticks and enough transfers come my way to come over the line. πŸ’œ #LE19 #SocDems ... See MoreSee Less

Quick update: looks like I got 420 first preference votes from the tallies. Lets hope that sticks and enough transfers come my way to come over the line. πŸ’œ #LE19 #SocDems

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Well done Owen!

Fingers crossed for you 🀩

Best of luck!!

Well done!!! Fingers crossed!!

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2 days ago

Owen Hanley

Managed to find time today to support the great work by the Fridays for Future students in Eyre Square. Let's amplify their voice!What a brilliant turnout at the Fridays for Future Galway this afternoon 🌎 ... See MoreSee Less

Managed to find time today to support the great work by the Fridays for Future students in Eyre Square. Lets amplify their voice!

2 days ago

Owen Hanley

You only have a couple of hours left to rock the vote! It's incredibly important you use your vote today. What happens over the Council's next 5 years will define Galway for the next 50. Let's bring new voices with new ideas ... See MoreSee Less

You only have a couple of hours left to rock the vote! Its incredibly important you use your vote today. What happens over the Councils next 5 years will define Galway for the next 50. Lets bring new voices with new ideas

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Best of luck Owen 🀩

Best of luck Owen..you have certainly put the work into the campaign

Great pic

2 days ago

Owen Hanley

Doing extremely productive work across town today as we speak to people and urge them all to use their votes. Let's change Galway City Council ... See MoreSee Less

Doing extremely productive work across town today as we speak to people and urge them all to use their votes. Lets change Galway City Council

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Best of luck to you both.

Best of luck

Cones look good

Well done guys lots of hard work . I know it will pay off πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks for putting yourselves forward for election, best of luck 🌻

Was this before or after the ginger bread men you were eating when I met you?

You must be exhausted.

Change badly needed for sure

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2 days ago

Owen Hanley

Today's the day. You're voting for the local elections, European, and a divorce referendum. Get out there and vote and have your voice heard Galway #LE19 #SocDems ... See MoreSee Less

Todays the day. Youre voting for the local elections, European, and a divorce referendum. Get out there and vote and have your voice heard Galway #LE19 #SocDems

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Best of luck Owen either way I’d say you fought hard and no matter the outcome can be proud of all you’re efforts

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